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french troops ousted the rebels from the last of the three main northern cities they'd occupied. hollande got a hero's welcome visiting timbuktu. jackie is in timbuktu for us. not quite mission accomplished but it seems like hollande was welcomed, indeed. >> yes. francois hollande saw this as a mission of three stages to prevent the rebels from continuing their advance south, to recapture towns taken by the rebels and restore territorial integrity sovereignty to mali. the third part of the mission will take much longer. let's take a look at the president's day in tim puck to - timbuktu. he sent french troops to mali three weeks ago and now has come to congratulate them. the rebel advance has been halted and french and malian troops have recaptured towns in the north and east of the country. francois hollande has come to thank french troops for what he sees as their successful work in mali but the mission will not be complete until the whole of the country is under central control and that's not the case. the president heads for the center and a rapturous welcome. people are grateful to th
mike seidel. he's in kansas city, where this storm, by the way, is hitting two days after that huge explosion and fire in the downtown area. but it's just one of the cities in the path. mike, good evening. >> and good evening, brian. so far this storm has been responsible for five deaths here in kansas city. a wall of white rolled through this morning, dumping snow, as much as 3 inches an hour, shutting down the airport and causing a state of emergency. that scene was repeated across many cities and areas of the midwest. armed with snowplows and shovels, the midwest today tried its best to fight back against a wicked winter storm that brought strong winds. near whiteout conditions. even thundersnow. as the deadly system that brought record snow to arizona, oklahoma and texas swept into the great plains today, schools and businesses were closed, and transportation in several states nearly ground to a halt. in kansas, authorities closed dozens of roads and highways, including a 90-mile stretch of interstate 70. parts of the state were buried under more than 14 inches of snow today. it
holders and record breakers. it's oscars by the numbers. >> announcer: ke >> announcer: from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >>> today brought a cliffhanger moment in a murder trial full of twists and turns. jodi arias, the arizona woman facing death row for shooting, stabbing and slashing her one time boyfriend. tearfully told the court she acted in self defense and she can't remember everything that happened that fateful night. here is abc's ryan owens for our series "crime and punishment." >> the gun went off. i didn't mean to shoot him or anything i didn't even think i was holding the trigger. >> reporter: from the mouth of a killer. today the jury heard jodi arias' version of what happened the day she took these pictures of her ex-boyfriend travis alexander in the shower. >> i am taking pictures of him. weep were trying out different poses. it was a little weird the background wasn't that great, the water was okay. >> reporter: and second later, butchered the mormon businessman in the bathroom of his mesa home. she dropped alexander's camera. he flew into a rage. >>
is increasing its aerial bombardment of syrian cities and that is what refugees have told us. it is also an indication that the displaced syrians inside the country, there is no where safety "except the closest borders and they're having to flee forcibly because they cannot stay inside syria. this is putting all lot of strain on jordan. jordan is suffering from its own economic crisis and is unable to shoulder this responsibility alone. they have repeatedly called on the international community to raise aid to the refugee community. there were riots in inside the police. refugee camp in jordan. while refugees were queuing to receive assistance from a norwegian charity agency, scuffles broke out and we heard security forces had to use tear grasses -- had to use tear gas to disperse the protesters. some of the refugees attacked some of the aid workers and security forces. there is a very high level of frustration inside the camps because these people are having to live inside a cold community of tents outside the villa of the winter. these riots at scuffles are not unusual at have happened
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
snowstorm made for white-knuckle driving. from cars being pushes and pulled in kansas city, to this car up in flames after revving the engine trying to get up a hill in kansas. inside the behemoth storm, it looked like this. visibility, probably about a quarter mile. and sounded like that -- there we go. thundersnow. highways were shut down from missouri to kansas. >> just lost control. due to the weather condition. >> reporter: scary? >> scary! yes, it is. >> reporter: ice was an issue in parts of arkansas and missouri, where freezing rain made travel dangerous. at the storm's peak, snow fell at an amazing rate, up to three inches per hour. look how quickly it adds up in arkansas on this time lapse video, and engulfs this friendly garden gnome in kansas city. here's where the big snow goes next. parts of the great lakes and northern midwest will get up to a half foot tonight. but back in kansas, farmers say every flake is welcome. so the water equivalent is just about 10 to 1, that's not much bigger than that, will that be good? >> an inch of rain, an inch of water is good, we'll take it.
around latin america and the u.s. we will speak with daniel alarcÓn, author of, "lost city radio and annie correal. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has agreed to show two congressional panels the stated legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens overseas. on thursday, the white house directed the justice department to release a controversial 2010 memo to the house and senate intelligence committees. the memo details the administration's legal justification for targeting the american-born cleric anwar al awlaki, who ultimately died in u.s. drone strike in yemen. the memo's release follows growing calls from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for access to the administration's guidelines for drone strikes and other attacks targeting u.s. citizens overseas. a bipartisan senate letter demanding the memos earlier this week had accused the white house of "practicing secret law." it also follows this week's leaking of a white memo that allows for the killing of american
. >> reporter: a shocking shootout on the vegas strip in a city not easily shocked. it started at 4:30 a.m. someone in a black range rover with dealer plates fired into this maz rat tea killing the driving causing it to go out of control. it continued through an intersection and smashed into this car. hard to tell, but that is a taxi cab. it burst into flame. the driver and passenger trapped inside died. >> it's possible that the cab may have been running on propane. they are investigating the engineering and mechanicals of that vehicle. >> reporter: still on the loose, the black range rover with dealer plates. a common vehicle here. police warning that the occupants are armed and dangerous. >> very dark, tinted windows and occupied multiple times by black males. >> reporter: now, we expect that las vegas police will be holding a press conference shortly, in about an hour, about 5:00 p.m. eastern time, wolf. we're going to try to bring that to you live. we hope to learn more details about how this thing played out. we do know that police have requested video from all of the major hotels
, government air strikes have reduced much of the place to rubble. as they have in the northern city of aleppo, where they were pulling more bodies from the wreckage. but all sides suffer in this war. we went to a wake for a beloved local politician in damascus. he was kidnapped and burned to death in his car by jihadist rebels who claimed credit on the internet we were told. there was almost nothing left of him, his brother told us. rebel mortar fire landed near assad's palace. that's a first. you look in the eyes of so many people, you see a different kind of wound, the fear is real. near of what tomorrow may bring to damascus. terry moran, abc news, damascus, syria. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court, expected to plead guilty to federal charges. he's accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, a former chicago lawmaker, sandra jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> vice president biden tells americans they do not need assault weapons to scare off bad guys, just use a shotgun.
-- mattresses, cooking stove, clothing. the 17-member family is from the region around the city a lot of -- teh city a -- the city aleppo. the farmer and his children fled three weeks ago from the advancing syrian army. none of them wants to give their names. >> look at this -- we had just got everything set up. but then the floods came and destroyed everything. we lost it all. we were promised a stove and a tent, but so far, no aid has come. >> initially, the united nations was providing aid to the unofficial camp, but no supplies have arrived for two weeks. more than 150 syrians are forced to live here. they need everything -- clothes and shoes for the children, food, mattresses, blankets. most of them had to buy their tents themselves, and even have to pay rent to pitch the tents. apart from one tank of drinking water, there is no sanitation. >> we eat bread and drink tea. sometimes, we buy flour and egg bread. we do not have anything anymore. sometimes we go hungry. sometimes not. we lost my daughter's pants in the flood. she needs new pants, but where am i supposed to get them? >> sometime
has sparked mass protests in several major cities. now this report. >> the people here are pretty much aware of the implications of the assassination and the uncertainty that looms over the country. this is by the political establishment yesterday had a quick fix the problem. prime minister hamdi jebali said that he offered the technocratic government, refusing -- saying the offer to dissolve the government. the party says that it rejects a technocratic offer and they intend to stay in power. the other opposition parties want to include everyone in the talks and they don't want a democratic government. >> an inquiry by australia's top criminal investigation leaders has found widespread doping in professional sport. links to organized crime and the possibility of a match fixing. scandals damaging the ssport andy of e around a world-class -- sport around the world. >> australia has a reputation not just being good at sports but for having clean sports. bad reputation right now seems to be in trouble. this report outlines wide scale doping across our whole range of exports. this is not ju
explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, and a singing star wh
, one of the biggest we have heard of. we believe we heard other explosions. this is a city where the war is closing in. in some ways, damascus is becoming more like baghdad. we hear from the residents, the point of this is to terrorize them, to get them to come to their knees. but the spirit in the face of something like this is defiance. another day of death in damascus. josh? >> terry, thank you. and please, be safe. terry will bring us reports throughout the morning as developments warrant. he'll have reports on tonight's "world news" and later on "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, a plane ran off the end of a runway at an airport in eastern georgia overnight, crashing into the woods and killing five people onboard. the pilot is believed to be one of two survivors in the crash. the plane, actually similar to the one you see here, was flying in from nashville. >>> and newly-released video shows the moment that gas explosion tore through a kansas city restaurant and shopping complex on tuesday. one body has been found. but there are fears that at least one more victi
september, for instance, new york city's board of health limited sugared drinks and sodas to 16 ounces or less. mayor michael bloomberg praised the prohibition that takes effect march 12th. >> this is the single biggest step any city i think has taken to curb obesity, but certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take. and we believe that it will help save lives. >> suarez: and today, continuing her long-running "let's move" campaign, first lady michelle obama-- along with big bird of "sesame street"-- issued new public service announcements encouraging kids to get active and eat healthy. >> no matter what your age, it's important to get your body moving every single day to help keep you healthy. >> look, mrs. obama, i'm getting moving right now by jogging! >> suarez: if a "healthy" trend is developing, it still has a long way to go. as of 2012, the c.d.c. estimated more than one-third of american adults and one out of three of children were obese. we examine today's numbers and the larger challenges obesity still presents with two people who have studied the epidemi
bashar assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one side, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission today called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion by any means necessary. and the rebels, many of whom are increasingly seen by ordinary syrians as war lords, gangsters and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet tonight. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of a jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who had fled to
, the stronghold of the government of president bashar assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one side, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting. though, no one really knows. damascus is quiet. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. >> that's terry moran for us in damascus. terry is in syria, with permission from the government there. he'll be reporting on the conflict throughout the week. >>> one more note from overseas. we learned overnight who is likely responsible for recent internet attacks on the u.s. government and businesses. a security firm tells "the new york times" it can tie those attacks to the chinese army. the company has traced the attacks to a building in shanghai used by an army
expected west of kansas city by late thursday. now the nation's heartland preparing for what could be the worst storm to hit the midwest since the groundhog day blizzard in 2011. the snow may not be the only problem, and diane, it may not be the biggest problem. take a look at this storm system, when it finally gets together. what you're seeing on the ray door tonight is not even the real storm. the storm really kicks in tomorrow, getting all its energy. it has a layer of measurable ice and that's basically, already ice storm warnings out for northern arkansas and southern missouri. that's miserable ice, we think. and this line of severe storms from new orleans, including texas, all the way to mississippi. those storms could have tornadoes in them. we could be reporting on all of it during the day tomorrow. just something everyone should look for. >> not a little bit of everything, it's a lot of everything heading their way. >> reporter: a lot. >> thank you so much, sam. good to see you tonight. >>> and now, we head off to south africa and the big twist today in the case against ol
the presidential palace. terry? >> reporter: diane, life in this city under siege is surreal. it's traffic jams and business deals still being done while artillery fire and bombing raids punctuate the air, everything covered in a blanket of dread. people here in downtown damascus, they're still trying to carry on. but the war stalks them, edging ever closer. this evening, smoke billowed from a strike on the outskirts of the downtown. the suburbs are the battleground -- for now. so, this is the first one? earlier, at a hospital in the christian quarter of town, we were shown some light damage from a couple of primitive mortars fired by rebels. it's another stop on this trip where we have been granted visas by the government of president bashar assad to tell their side of the story in this brutal civil war. as we talked to witnesses -- and you hear this boom, boom, boom, all the time? they hardly notice anymore. but it takes its toll. they all know it could be so much worse. in the damascus suburb or daraya, government air strikes have reduced much of the place to rubble. as they have in the nort
in the classroom with his pilot program called science genius. now launching in ten high schools in new york city. the goal of the experiment, improving student's science grades. >> the idea here is to take what they're looking for already, combine that with their culture, and introduce them to science, which is something that they're inherently good at and open up with possibilities. >> reporter: those possibilities expanding with the help of a celebrity partner. both were met with some skepticism and uncertainty from students. >> it clicked to me. because science and hip-hop combined, how does that work? >> reporter: well, it works with a regular lesson plan followed by a challenge like this. >> one bar based on one science topic. >> reporter: once a week. getting their first assignment, the students here at urban assembly class were on it. ♪ >> reporter: two unlikely elements fusing to create a new formula for success. >> i think it will inspire them to -- to focus on the details. >> it's going to be definitely easier for me to stay on top of my class. >> reporter: they hope to expand this p
know that city you know the casinos, bally's, and the bellagio. it appears right at the intersection of las vegas boulevard and flamingo avenue that that taxicab now burnt out, and shots were fired about four hours ago, leaving at least three people dead. we're working through the story along with dave lawrence on the scene in las vegas, kvvu. dave, what are you hearing from police, what happened, who was involved, do we know? >> reporter: well, at this point the suspect, one of the suspect vehicles doing some of the firing along the vegas strip apparently did get away from this scene. they have not released any suspect information from the vehicle or who may have been firing. let me get out of the way. i can show you the vegas strip. this is where three people died this morning and at least three others up injured and headed to the hospital. las vegas metro describes this as a rolling gunbattle along the vegas strip. they believe suspects involved in this shootout ran through a red light at las vegas boulevard and flamingo which led to five cars getting involved in an accident. one
of president assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one time, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they s
. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran never recovered after those 444 days. americans held hostage as the world watched. right here in the heart of downtown tehran, what used to be the u.s. embassy of course, the infamous backdrop to the hostage crisis that began unfolding in '79, you can see the gates are still here, still closed decades later. and behind us here what used to be the seal. you can still faintly make out "united states of america
refused to comment to abc news on the claims, one respected local newspaper, "city press," reports several police sources said that a bloody cricket bat will be a key piece of evidence, possibly used in a violent argument before the shooting. that steenkamp was wearing a nightgo nightgown, and she may have fled to the bathroom where she was shot three times through the door. oscar pistorius' hearing for his legal battle with a team of top attorneys -- a private funeral will be held for steenkamp in her hometown. >> at the moment it's family coming together. and the one person who would be the strongest who held us all together unfortunately is not here anymore, and that's my sister. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, south africa. >> wow. some interesting new details emerging, as well in this. >> apparently according to a newspaper in south africa, pistorius had just applied for and was denied -- he applied for a firearm licenses for three shotguns, two revolvers and a rifle, so six more guns he wanted. and apparently he did have a permit for the pistol. but six more guns he wanted to get
cancelled out of kansas city international airport. we're covering this extreme weather from lots of angles this morning. erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas. jennifer delgado is live at the cnn weather center in atlanta. erin, let's start with you. how's it looking? >> reporter: well, it's not quite as heavy as it was last hour but it's still pretty heavy. we've seen snow plows go by here about six times in the last two hours and the roads are still covered. also we've got this ruler, we've been measuring. about an hour ago it was 4 inches. now we're at 5 1/2. but soledad, here's the interesting thing about this storm. we're calling it a thundersnow. there's thunder and lightning that goes along with it. i wish it would happen when i'm out here but i think we've got video, so let's play that video. i don't know if you can hear it. and that's why we're calling it the blizzard of oz. we've seen that a lot on twitter from some people in kansas, so we want to name this storm the blizzard of oz, soledad. >> i thought thundersnow was dramatic enough. let's get right to jennifer d delgado on where
of this country. and, of course, wolf, on a day like this when there's intense fighting in the city of damascus, that feeling that seems to be moving closer, the conflict is getting worse, it's something weighing more heavily on the minds of the people in damascus. >> fred, you've been in damascus for a few days. give us a sense how close the fighting is getting, right into the heart of the capital. >> well, i'll tell you something, wolf, today was the most intense fighting that we've seen since we got here a couple of days ago and people who have been speaking here from damascus say this is the worst fighting that they've seen since the conflict began more than two years ago. when they woke up, artillery was coming down pretty much the entire time. the past couple of days there's been a shell fired every five, six, seven minutes. today there was a barrage. i made it to a suburb south of damascus. when we made it there, we sort of filmed what was going on. you could just see plumes of smoke over that town. you could clearly see that a lot of very heavy ordinance had been dropped on that place a
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